A view of St. Mary’s Passage against the light

Experimenting a little with a simplified (for me) watercolour of this townscape. This walkway is known as St.Mary’s Passage, next to St. Mary’s Church, in central Oxford. For those in the know the walkway is famous as the inspiration for a scene in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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A drawing of The Emerson Chambers in Newcastle

Here is one of my earlier drawings – of the Emerson Chambers in Newcastle. This landmark building is pretty much in the center of Newcastle. This is a city with a lot of character. Those who know this building might be able to date it from the shops then occupying its ground floor.

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A study for ‘Oxford Morning’

This was a study done whilst working up ideas for my watercolour painting seen elsewhere on this blog as ‘Oxford Morning’ This is the view looking south from the corner of Broad Street and Catte Street in the center of Oxford and is just around the corner from the Hertford College ‘Bridge of Sighs’. Incidentally […]

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The County Hall in Abingdon

Here’s a different view of the rather impressive County Hall in Abingdon. For me this is a different style: a line drawing with solid blocks of colour infilling.

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Abingdon Bridge Street

This is my take on the view of Abingdon town center from Bridge Street, with the top of the County Hall in the background. Not too sure about including the cars – but I think they turned out alright. Abingdon is about 5 miles south of Oxford and has a nice mixture of vernacular architecture, […]

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Alicante Streetscene

Experimenting here with some urban sketching and watercolour. This is a view of the road into Alicante from the eastern coastline. From an afternoon out sketching near the old marina railway station on the eastern side of town – if you look though you’ll also find my earlier watercolour of the old station too, or […]

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